Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location:  Burgess Hill          
Hourly rate:  £10
Reference:   DP1241         
Hours/shifts: Saturdays and Sunday between 12pm-7pm. Weekdays between 4.30pm-7pm - exact times to be mutually agreed. Job share considered
Summary
I am a 26 year old lady requiring a Personal Assistant to support me within my home and out in the community. I need support with my personal care and someone to be a companion during the evenings. I enjoy being read to and watching films and would love someone to share my interests. I require a female due to personal care needs and would relate to someone with a good sense of humour who will make me giggle. I love to socialise and being out and about where I can get some fresh air.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."   
• UK driving licence is an advantage but not essential 
Other :  
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.
Description
Typical duties
Domestic -       
Occasionally prepare me food but this is usually done by my parents
Personal Care
• Assistance with applying cream
• General hair/skin care including brushing my hair
• Changing pads
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Getting into bed
• Assistance with using a hoist
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
Social:   
• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities e.g. bowling
• Occasional longer journeys- if we were to go away you may be required to come with us.
• Accompanying to social events such as parties with friends
• Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family
• Pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out.
• Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities and reading.
 Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
I thrive on interaction so would love someone to be chatty and socialise with me. 
• Female due to personal care needs 
• Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
• Reliable with good time-keeping
• Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
• Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
• Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest, cheerful with a great sense of humour
• Creative
• Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
• Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
• Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.